Higuerra, Hieronymus Romanus De La

Higuerra, Hieronymus Romanus de la a Spanish Jesuit and historian, was born at Toledo in 1538. He established his reputation by fabricating supposed histories. Thus he composed Cronicones, fragments, which he announced as copies of MSS. found at Worms, and the work of Flavius Lucius Dexter, Marcus Maximus, and others, purporting to throw light on the introduction of Christianity into Spain.. Father Bivar, who believed these chronicles genuine, added a commentary, and published them at Saragossa in 1619. They were reprinted at Cadiz (1627), at Lyons (1627), and at Madrid (1640, fol.). —

Ticknor, Hist. of Spanish Lit. 3. 153; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé. 24, 658 sq.

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